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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: mook on March 02, 2008, 11:30:51 AM

Title: smit nederland
Post by: mook on March 02, 2008, 11:30:51 AM
just started building the smit nederland and almost immediately came across a problem.
The deck seems to be too large to fit into the hull, I could trim it but then there would be a problem with the parts fitting to the deck would no longer fit. It appears to be about 8mm too long, I have removed anything inside of the hull which could effect the fit, any ideas peeps  >>:-(
Title: Re: smit nederland
Post by: banjo on March 02, 2008, 03:14:10 PM
Hi,
Excuse me if I ask two stupid questions first..
Have you trimmed the hull down to the line indicated on the plan?
Have you glued in all the part numbers 39
then:-
If you have correctly done both of those things then you will see that the deck is bow shaped.
Starting aft press fit the deck then carefully trim the fwd end to suit...

Is that any help?

 :)

You should have part 38,part 37  and also part 39d fitted
Title: Re: smit nederland
Post by: mook on March 02, 2008, 04:51:44 PM
Yes I have done all that and even removed part 39, still no better
Title: Re: smit nederland
Post by: banjo on March 02, 2008, 05:01:36 PM
I am advocating trimming it at the fwd end to fit....

FIX part 39 first..
Title: Re: smit nederland
Post by: mook on March 02, 2008, 05:02:58 PM
If I do that I will almost be on the removed bits for the deck wall support
Title: Re: smit nederland
Post by: banjo on March 02, 2008, 05:12:44 PM
Its 845mm long right?
Unless you have a longer piece.
The overall length of the boat is a little less than that..
The deck dips down, lengthwise..


Title: Re: smit nederland
Post by: madmax on April 10, 2008, 08:43:00 PM
hi
  forgive my ignorance in these matters.....i too have a problem with the deck on my nederland ..it is to long just wonderd if you sorted yours out and if so how did you do it....this is my first boat build ..maybe i have taken
 too mutch                   
                                            hope you dont mind me asking
                                             regards     madmax
Title: Re: smit nederland
Post by: mook on April 30, 2008, 12:07:36 PM
Hi
In the end I trimmed each end equally until it fitted allowing for the curve downwards.
 O0